Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vermont Legislature Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

April 7, 2009: Vermont legislators overrode Governor Jim Douglas's veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry.

"Still, opponents of gay marriage have argued that the success of the movement in New England is more political than populist, pointing out that for the most part, the courts rather than the voters have been the main actors. More than two dozen other states have banned gay marriage in recent years after residents of those states voted for restrictions. Several other states have same-sex marriage measures before their legislatures this year, including New York, New Jersey and Washington."

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